The Restaurant

RYE by Chef J.R. Schoenfeld was launched in 2014. Located next to the CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel in Appleton,  RYE offers a refined menu served in a stylish urban / rustic setting.  RYE serves lunch and dinner; Monday through Saturday. Breakfast is available in the CopperLeaf Hotel lobby everyday. RYE’s sister restaurants include: Chives in Suamico, Chives Door County in Baileys Harbor, & Barringers in Fish Creek.

The Food

Fresh, local and organic whenever possible!  We carry our values into each location and train the staff to never cut any corner. Everything that comes out of our kitchen is made from scratch, from our dressings to our ice cream.  Vegetables and fruits are sourced locally as much as possible. Our menu changes seasonally to reflect the mood of our chef and showcase local products.

The Drinks

Relax with an artisan cocktail created with homemade simple syrups, enjoy a glass of wine, or refresh your palate with local beer in our lounge.  We offer a selection of seasonal drinks that pair with our menu to enhance your experience at RYE.

The Chef

Chef JR’s step-son Nick Morse is the Head Chef at RYE.  Nick’s passion for food developed at 14 years of age. Nick got his start washing dishes and prepping food items at Chives Restaurant in Suamico under the direction of JR. Over the course of several years, he spent time learning every position in the ‘Back of House’, working his way up to Sous Chef. Wanting to expand his knowledge of food and cooking styles, Nick took a seasonal position for the summers of 2011 and 2012 at the Harbor View Hotel & Resort on Martha’s Vineyard in Edgartown, Massachusetts where he met his wife, Charlotte. Upon his returned to Green Bay, Nick assisted with the opening of Bleu Restaurant & Lounge in DePere where he remained as Head Chef for 2 years. In early 2015, Nick and Charlotte made the transition to RYE as the Head Chef and Events Coordinator.

Planning Your Visit

Reservations are highly recommended to ensure you receive the best possible experience. Please contact us at 920-380-4745 to make your reservations. Self pay parking is available behind RYE in the City of Appleton’s parking structure. Parking ramp entrances are located on Superior and Division Streets.
*Group meeting and dining spaces are also available at RYE*
Contact Charlotte for availability and pricing at:


(920) 380-4745

-Reservations are highly recommended-


CopperLeaf Hotel Appleton WI

CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel

Built from the ground up by a group of local Appleton investors, the CopperLeaf Hotel stands as a proud landmark in Appleton’s exciting and vibrant downtown. They are proud to offer their guests the luxurious comfort and gracious hospitality provided by a growing number of independently owned, boutique hotels throughout the world. Their size and style allows them to welcome each hotel guest with personalized service and attentiveness.


Spa BenMarNico's

Spa BenMarNicos

Take the opportunity to relieve the stress by visiting Spa BenMarNico’s, conveniently located on the lower level of the CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel next to Rye. The hotel spa offers a full range of relaxation services and beauty regimens including massages, facials, body treatments, contour wraps, manicures and pedicures. You will enjoy an unforgettable escape from the everyday world. To make an appointment at Spa BenMarNico’s, call 920-968-3399.


1749 Riverside Dr
Suamico, Wisconsin 54173

(920) 434-6441

Chives Door County

8041 Hwy 57
Bailey’s Harbor, WI 54202